Job Title:                            Senior Care Worker

Department:                     Care Services

Responsible to:                Scheme Manager

Job Purpose:

  1. To be responsible to the Manager for all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Housing-with-Care scheme during specific periods of duty and in the absence of the Manager.
  2. To be responsible for specific management duties as delegated by the Manager.
  3. To be part of the management team responsible for achieving high professional standards of care in accordance with FOLD’s philosophy for Housing-with-Care.
  4. To assist the Manager in promoting the social life of the scheme and enabling residents to take a full and active part in the life of the local community.

1      Summary of Duties

1.1        To assist the Manager in achieving and maintaining the smooth day-to-day operation   of the Housing-with-Care Scheme in accordance with FOLD’s policies and other legislation directly affecting the Scheme or its residents.

1.2         To assist in the maintenance of efficient administrative systems for the operation of the scheme, in accordance with FOLD’s policies taking responsibility for specific areas of work as delegated by the Manager.

1.3         To participate in the recruitment, management and training of care staff in accordance with FOLD’s Equal Opportunities and other personnel policies.

1.4         To assist in the implementation of duty rosters and methods of working which ensure adequate staffing levels at all times and that proper attention is given to the needs of individual residents.

1.5         To assist the Manager in implementing procedures for emergencies and other procedures under the Health and Safety at Work legislation and FOLD’s policies.

1.6         To assist the Manager in the proper implementation of FOLD’s complaints procedure for residents and their families.

1.7         To assist the Manager in ensuring that the premises are kept clean, suitably heated and well maintained and to report repairs and defects as appropriate.

1.8         To ensure staff are appropriately trained in their working practices, to ensure new equipment is safe and staff are appropriately trained, to be mindful of their own health and safety obligations.

2         Care of residents

2.1         To implement, under the direction of the Manager, a system of care planning which, with the residents’ consent, will attempt to meet their physical,                        intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs.  Such plans will be properly recorded, regularly evaluated and reviewed.

2.2         To ensure that all care practices and procedures, as specified in FOLD’s policies, are adhered to.

2.3         To assist the Manager in the administration of the catering operation, helping to ensure that diets are nutritionally balanced, that menus are varied and                   represent residents’ choices.

2.4         To liaise, appropriately, with other professionals involved in the care of residents, assisting residents to access health and welfare services.

2.5         To assist the Manager in the ordering, storage, recording and, where appropriate, the administration of prescribed medicines.

2.6          To participate in the daily delivery of hands on personal care, ie, personal care tasks.

3         Community Links

3.1         To promote and take an active part in social activities in the scheme in accordance with FOLD’s policies and the residents’ wishes.

3.2         To take responsibilities in this area as delegated by the Scheme Manager.

3.3         To promote and maintain the good name of FOLD in the locality.

 

FOLD IRELAND HOUSING ASSOCIATION 

SENIOR CARE WORKER – JOB SPECIFICATION 

 

1.0 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Essential Desirable
1.1 Good general education to Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent E  
1.2 Minimum 2 years’  experience (within last 3 years) at Senior Care Worker level / equivalent in residential home for older people E  
1.3 Moving and Handling experience E  
1.4 Professional Qualification in Social Work / Nursing  D
1.5 Recognised Care Qualification  E
2.0 SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE     
2.1 Knowledge of older people and their needs E  
2.2 Care planning E  
2.3 Knowledge of medication management and custody of medicines E  
2.4 Knowledge of Environmental Health and Fire Authority regulations etc   D
2.5 Knowledge of EMI  E  
2.6 Dietary awareness    D
3.0 SPECIAL SKILLS / APTITUDES     
3.1 Good oral and written communication skills E  
3.2 Good organisational and administration skills E  
3.3 Experience in diversional therapy techniques for older persons   D
4.0 ORGANISATIONAL AWARENESS    
4.1 Knowledge of Housing-with-Care E  
4.2 Knowledge of FOLD and its services   D
5.0 PERSONAL QUALITIES     
5.1 Mobility E  
5.2 Fit E  
5.3 Ability to Move and Handle E  
5.4 Commitment E  
5.5 Reliability E  
5.6 Dependability  E  
5.7 Self-motivated E  
5.8 Able to work as part of a team E  
5.9 Ability to work ‘waking nights’ E  
5.10 Drivers licence and access to a car   D

 

 

 

 

 

  • Information
  • Closing Date: 11/09/2022 5:00 pm
  • Directorate: Scheme Manager
  • Location: Anam Cara Housing with Care , St Canices Road , Ballygall, Dublin 11
  • Reference: SCW.FH.0822  
  • Hours: 40 per week.
  • Salary: €34,925 - €41,046 per annum